Meet Our Staff
When it comes to practicing law, the old saying “it takes a village” holds true. Our attorneys are supported by a skilled team of friendly, compassionate and helpful legal assistants, paralegals and staff. These individuals play a key role in moving cases along, assisting our lawyers and interacting regularly with our clients. We invite you to get to know the names and faces you’ll be dealing with when you work with Finderson Law.
Julia (“Julie”) A. Malcolm
Julie is a native of Fort Wayne and has enjoyed a career in law for over 25 years. A graduate of Northrop High School, Julie obtained her associates and bachelor’s degrees at Indiana Wesleyan University, graduating magna cum laude. She came to Finderson Law in 2014 and supports the firm’s attorneys in a paralegal capacity through the litigation process.
Julie recently earned her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice from IWU in 2017. As an advocate for adoption, she volunteers in our community participating in speaking engagements at local agencies in support of newly adoptive parents, and as a mentor to birth mothers. She enjoys crafting with her 2 grown daughters, including painting, pottery and crochet.
Rhonda comes to Finderson Law with a professional background in teaching, marketing and business management. After graduating from Valparaiso University with a double major in Broadcast Communications, she obtained a certification in secondary education from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her career experience includes retail and public relations management, teaching high school publications and special ed, as well as running a prison puppy program that trained dogs to work as mobility service animals.
As an efficient leader, collaborator and natural conversationalist, Rhonda slid easily into her paralegal/marketing role on the Finderson Law team. The mother of 3 adult sons, she lives in Auburn, Indiana with her husband, Matt, and 2 incredibly spoiled tuxedo cats. Fondly known as “Momma DK,” playing euchre, spoons and cornhole with “The Boyz” creates a fierce competitor, while reading, knitting, doodling and watching movies brings her peace and tranquility.
Delaney (“Dee”) Finderson
Delaney is a college sophomore at Trine University studying Pre-Legal. She plans to study law at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. She is a member of the National Honor Society and The National Society of High School Scholars. She plays softball, works for the DeKalb Speech Team and enjoys spending time with family and friends in her free time.
As a legal assistant at Finderson Law, Delaney specializes in medical record procurement and analysis. She has been working as an assistant at the firm since its start in 2014 and is proud to be a member of this successful and skilled team.
Janelle is a native of Fort Wayne. She is new to the legal profession but very excited and passionate about the law. As a team member with Finderson Law since September 2019, Janelle’s warm personality and awesome attitude make clients feel welcome as she is the first person many clients communicate with when they come into the office or call on the phone.
After graduating with honors from Ivy Tech with a degree in Paralegal Studies, Janelle is currently attending Indiana Wesleyan University. She is working towards earning her Bachelor of Science degree in the Psychology of Human Relations. Her aspirations are to attend law school and become an attorney helping others understand their rights under the legal system.
REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS
Great to work with. Went above and beyond to help us. Very professional and personable. They cared about me and getting done what was needed. Would highly recommend this firm. - D.P.
Always on top of the process and keeps in contact. Communication to me is key regardless if they are making progress or not and they were always answering the phone or returning calls promptly and answering any questions along the way. Top notch and while I hope to never use them again, I highly recommend them. Excellent and phenomenal! - H.H.
Roger went above and beyond for me and got me the results I needed. I'm extremely satisfied with how things turned out! Hopefully, I will not have to visit the office again; but, if I do need a lawyer, I know where to go! - T.